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slovenly

[sluhv-uh n-lee] /ˈslʌv ən li/
adjective, slovenlier, slovenliest.
1.
untidy or unclean in appearance or habits.
2.
characteristic of a sloven; slipshod:
slovenly work.
adverb
3.
in an untidy, careless, or slipshod manner.
Origin of slovenly
1505-1515
1505-15; sloven + -ly
Related forms
slovenliness, noun
Synonyms
1. sluttish, slatternly. 2. careless, loose, disorderly.
Antonyms
1. neat. 2. careful.
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British Dictionary definitions for slovenliness

slovenly

/ˈslʌvənlɪ/
adjective
1.
frequently or habitually unclean or untidy
2.
negligent and careless; slipshod: slovenly manners
adverb
3.
in a negligent or slovenly manner
Derived Forms
slovenliness, noun
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Word Origin and History for slovenliness

slovenly

adj.

1510s, "low, base, lewd," later "untidy, dirty" (1560s), from sloven + -ly (1). Related: Slovenliness; also in this sense was slovenry (1540s), which OED reports in common use early 17c.

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